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Open Days

  • Saturday 29 June 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm
  • Saturday 12 October 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm
  • Thursday 31 October 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm
  • Saturday 16 November 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm

At our Open Days we welcome everyone to experience a day in the life of a vibrant community focused University where you are known by name and not a number.

We've got live music, a musical theatre showcase, dance classes, a theatre and acting workshop, sports lab sessions and sample lectures so you can picture yourself at the University of Chichester.

Campus and accommodation tours will be running throughout the day and all our facilities will be open for you to explore.

Our friendly student ambassadors are on hand to share their experience of life at University and how to prepare for it, so ask them anything as they are there to give you their insight. You will also be able to chat one-to-one with our academics in our Meet and Greet Zone and our student support staff in our Student Advice Zone.

This is your opportunity to ask our students and staff anything to ensure you make the right decision for your future. People really matter here and we hope you get a sense of what we can offer you by coming to one of our Open Days.

Read Kiera's blog about her guide to the Open Day. 

How do I book an Open Day?

Open Days can be booked through our online form and you can select your preferred date. 

Once booked, we will send you all of the details via email and you will also receive a programme in the post.

How do I confirm I have booked onto an Open Day?

We’re excited you’ve booked onto our Open Day! 

You will receive a booking confirmation email with your own unique QR code which you need to scan at Registration to confirm your arrival.

Can’t find your booking confirmation? No need to worry, you can email us at and we'll resend a copy.

Top tip: Make sure you add us as a 'Safe Sender' in your email settings and check your Junk mailbox just in case! 

Which campus do I need to go to?

If you’re not sure from the list below which talk to go to, please email or call 01243 816000. If you’re interested in any of our postgraduate courses, go to the meet and greet academics area as indicated in the open day programme subject activities section.

Acting for Film – Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

Charity Development - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

Business School - Bognor Regis campus

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • IT Management for Business
  • Marketing

Childhood, Social Work and Social Care - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Social Work

Creative and Digital Technologies - Bognor Regis campus

  • 3D Animation and Visual Effects
  • Audio Production and Music Technologies
  • Digital Film Production
  • Digital Film Technologies
  • Esports
  • Games Design
  • Media and Communications
  • Screen Acting and Creative Technologies
  • Screenwriting
  • Sports Media

Dance - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Dance
  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Science
  • Dance Studies ‘Top-up’

Institute of Education - Bognor Regis campus

  • Primary Teaching
  • Primary Teaching (Early Years)
  • PGCE Primary or Secondary
  • Education
  • Education and Mathematics
  • Education, Special Needs and Disability

Engineering and Design - Bognor Regis campus

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sports Engineering (Go to Bognor Regis campus to find out about the Engineering aspect of the course and see the facilities, then Chichester campus to find out about the Sport Science aspects)

English and Creative Writing - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing and English
  • Creative Writing and Screenwriting
  • English Literature
  • English Literature and Drama Studies

Fine Art - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Fine Art

Humanities - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • History
  • LLB Law
  • Law and English
  • Law and History
  • Law, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Medieval and Early Modern History
  • Modern History
  • Politics
  • Politics and Contemporary History
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Religion, Ethics and Society
  • Theology

Mathematics – Bognor Regis campus

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics and Teaching for Key Stages 2 and 3

Music - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Instrumental Teaching
  • Jazz Performance
  • Music
  • Music and Musical Theatre
  • Music Performance
  • Music Performance and Acting for Film
  • Music with Jazz Studies
  • Music with Teaching
  • Music with Workshop Leadership
  • Music, Marketing and Administration
  • Orchestral Performance
  • Performance
  • Vocal Performance
  • Vocal Teaching

Musical Theatre - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Musical Theatre (Triple Threat)
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Musical Theatre joint courses

Physics – Bognor Regis campus

Product Design - Bognor Regis campus

  • Product Design (BA and BSc)

Psychology and Counselling - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Criminology and Forensic Psychology
  • Counselling (certificate)
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Humanistic Counselling
  • Psychology

Sport - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Community Sport Coaching
  • Football Coaching and Performance
  • Outdoor and Adventure Education
  • Physical Education in the Primary Years
  • Physical Education in the Secondary Years
  • Physical Education and Sports Coaching
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Performance Sailing)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Physical Activity for Health)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Performance)
  • Sport Business and Management
  • Sport Development and Coaching
  • Sport Science and Coaching
  • Sport Studies
  • Sports Therapy

Theatre - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Acting (for the stage)
  • Drama, Theatre and Directing
  • Theatre
  • Theatre (Performance and Production)

How to find us

With fantastic transport links and A roads we are easy to get to. 

Winchester: under an hours drive and just over an hour on the train.

Portsmouth and Southampton: less than a 20 minutes drive from Portsmouth and 40 minutes from Southampton, straight along the A27. Both are on the same train route which is under an hour from Southampton and less than 30 minutes from Portsmouth.

London: Most trains from the North of England will come through London, where there are trains to Chichester and Bognor Regis from London Victoria every hour.

Take a look at our how to find us page.

Walking directions - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

Walking directions - Bognor Regis campus

How long does an Open Day take?

Our Open Days run between 9.30am - 4.00pm, and we have a series of activities and talks throughout the day. Most visitors spend around 4 hours with us although there is no minimum or maximum time limit.

You will be able to view the Open Day programme from May - a perfect opportunity to plan your day before you arrive!

A visitor in my group has a disability, how will this affect my visit?

Here at the University of Chichester we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all students and visitors. All subject stands and talks are located in wheelchair accessible rooms, and both campuses have wheelchair friendly campus tour routes. 

We have plenty of designated disabled parking spaces on both campuses.

If you have concerns over accessibility, please contact our Open Day team on (01243) 816000 or email

Is there visitor parking on campus?

Free parking is available on both campuses, plus there alternative public parking options nearby. Both campuses are accessible by bus and train - please see our how to find us page for further information.

How many people can I bring with me on the Open Day?

There is no limit to the number of guests you bring with you to an Open Day; some visitors will bring family and friends, while others may attend alone. It is okay to bring more guests than originally indicated on your booking form.

Will I be able to get advice about completing my UCAS application?

Yes, we will have staff available on both campuses from our Admissions office, able to offer advice and guidance on completing your UCAS form, personal statements and interviews.

How long do the subject talks take?

Subject talks usually take between 30 and 45 minutes. The Open Day programme will be on your ChiView account so that you can plan your day before you arrive. 

Why does my subject area not offer a talk?

For some subject areas, academic staff prefer to speak to students on a 1-to-1 basis throughout the day, so you can get the answers to all your questions! 

I am no longer able to attend the Open Day, how can I arrange another visit?

We have a number of different opportunities for you to visit the University, either before or after you apply. There may be another Open Day which is more convenient for you; if you would like to change your booking, please email us at

If you are unable to attend another Open Day, we run regular campus tours of both campuses. If you are unable to attend either a scheduled Open Day or campus tour, please call us on (01243) 816000 to arrange a personal visit.